Understanding genomics of microorganisms, cancer, heart disease and dementia is a key focus of UQ's response to the healthy ageing challenge, optimising opportunities for good health from birth to old age.

UQ’s world class expertise in healthy ageing includes:

  • Infectious diseases and human microbiome studies;
  • Genetics of neurological disorders (including Parkinson’s Disease, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease);
  • Disease–related gene discovery, repair and regeneration (such as arthritis, skeletal dysplasia, leukodystrophy and other rare childhood disorders);
  • Psychiatric genetics (including depression, schizophrenia);
  • Cancer.

UQ research stories about healthy ageing